THE ELUSIVE 50 HOME RUN CLUB. WHO’S NEXT?
No one has hit 50 home runs since 2007 and honestly its a big shocking. I know that supposedly the steroids era is done but 50 homers seems very achievable when seeing the size of some of these guys. In ’07 we had Arod and Fielder. In ’06 we had Howard and Ortiz. In ’05 we had this years resurgence story Andruw Jones.
So does anyone stand a chance in 2010 or are we going to have a 3-year dry spell?
THE BIG BOYS PLATTER
He has a chance to hit 50 until he is 100 years old. Again off to his usual slow start but we all know they come in huge clumps.
Albert has never hit 50 but came damn close in ’06 and ’09. He’s bound to break 50 one of these years and why not 2010?
Prince has one 50 HR season under his belt but with his slow start this year it seems unlikely he will get more than the mid 40s. Projections for Fielder were really high this year and will most likely fall a little short. Don’t worry, he’ll break 50 again, just not this year.
ARod has three 50+ seasons but after 17 years he’s very unlikely to hit 50 ever again. Expect mid to high 30s for the rest of his tenure.
SERVED WITH A SIDE OF CONSISTENCY
As hot as Paul is right now, his highest in his career is 35.
I think he has a good chance of coming close to that number this year and possibly hit 40.
Mr. Consistency will hit his usual 30-35. Sorry Tex, hitting 50 just ain’t your thang.
Dunn hit 40+ from 2004-09 and hit 38 last year. There’s a good chance he’ll hit 500 career but 50 will always elude him.
WHATS FOR DESSERT?
Reynolds is like Adam Dunn in a lot of ways, but he has a legit shot at 50 homers. He hit 44 last year and already has 9. He’ll be a league leader for years to come.
He only hit 33 last year but he’s off to a strong start in 2010. Expect closer to 40 for Evan. He has the power, but not sure if he could ever get up to 50.
Sure he’s a rookie but the boy has power. 8 homers so far, but since he’s a rookie he’ll probably top off around 30-35.
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